Budapest Children's Railway, March 23-24 2019 (1 v., 2 p.)

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A weekend spent mostly on the interesting 760 mm Bosnian narrow gauge Children's Railway, constructed as Pioneer Railway during the communist era in 1948 on Széchenyi Hill, part of the II. and XII. district to the west of Budapest. Today it is still operated by Hungarian State Railways MÁV. Children volunteer as station masters, conductors, signalmen, cashiers - of course supervised by adults.
Class Mk45 diesel locomotives built by Romanian Faur in 1973 bear the main brunt of the quite busy operation popular with day-trippers.
Two steam train pairs operated each day that weekend, the nostalgic trips are fully booked in advance. I captured 490.039 from 1942 several times on the steep grades.



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